A lighthearted look at news of the day.
A lighthearted look at news of the day. North Korea recently decided to set its clocks back a half-hour. Well, technically Kim Jong Un has set them back seven centuries and a half hour. Read more »
People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving be anonymous? Read more »
Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »
The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »
Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »
Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »
I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »
Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »
Americans favor technology tools, reflected in the cuts. We must resist this imbalance. Accurate, important intelligence is difficult to collect and evaluate effectively even when multiple means... Read more »
Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »
It’s time for Utah leaders to embrace the challenge of change and invest in a clean energy economy, for jobs, for our health and to preserve our way of life — especially our snowy winters. Read more »
Greg Bell: Best method of helping the homeless is to treat them as individuals, not lump them into 'categories'
Focusing on the homeless as individuals — by name and on each one’s unique situation and needs — takes a lot of time and dedicated personnel. It’s more expensive and... Read more »
When it comes to financial services, Salt Lake City is now a global powerhouse, boasting the second-largest Goldman Sachs office in the U.S. and the world's fourth-largest. What was in 2000 a small... Read more »
The Cato Institute’s Ian Vasquez said the "the United States can no longer claim to be the leading bastion of liberty in the world.” Who, then, will fill that void? Read more »
While some may argue the $500-plus million Planned Parenthood receives annually from the U.S. government doesn't directly fund abortions, continuing to send taxpayer funds to an organization that... Read more »
Currently authorized Utah charter schools have the capacity to enroll 80,340 students, but the most recent data show just 68,459 students are actually enrolled in the schools. Read more »
Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »
Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »
We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »
A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »
He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »
August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »
In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »
We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »
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Indications now suggest that next year’s presidential election may be a tough one for Utah Republicans. If Republicans nominate a candidate Utahns don’t think much of, and Democrats do... Read more »
You don’t want your heart surgeon winging it after watching some DIY video on YouTube. But most government licenses are for low-paying jobs that, at the least, shouldn’t require so much... Read more »
You get to decide in a few weeks whether to pay for part of this with sales taxes. Just know that we won’t ever be able to keep up. The bureaucrat hasn’t been born who would approach... Read more »
I'm opposed to a broad expansion of Medicaid because I am certain that expanding Medicaid to chase a better federal matching rate will critically injure the core Medicaid program we've worked hard... Read more »
A common view is that Jimmy Carter was a failure as president. I have a different story. I’ve always admired Carter. I cast my first vote for president for him in 1976, when I was 21, and no... Read more »
Unless it’s sage grouse extinction and more harm to our climate that the BLM wants, expanding the Alton coal mine should be rejected. Read more »
Besides crying out for the immediacy of action, the magnitude of the global climate-change threat raises explicit ethical questions, such as how we ought to live and how humans should value and... Read more »
A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »
The Envision Utah study found that 82 percent of Utahns want communities interspersed with mixed-use centers. Realizing these centers doesn’t require a huge outlay of money, just a... Read more »
I would suggest that this concept of school-level control might be the most important discovery we could cross-pollinate from our charter schools into our neighborhood schools. Read more »
People magazine had an interesting dilemma recently: Lead with the story of three American heroes, or a "celebrity" who may have cheated on his wife. What they chose may say something about us. Read more »
What if the main source of inmates, the dropouts and push-outs from school, could be drastically reduced? Could we spend more money on schools if we didn’t have to spend so much on lawbreakers? Read more »
The message Utah is sending to the world: Citizens of a particular city or region are no longer necessarily forced to choose between quality of life and economic opportunity. Read more »
In our haste to treat patients, we forget illness is not only a physical phenomenon, but a spiritual one as well. Faith and hope are equally important. That’s what the curandera understood. Read more »
As the banking industry serves the financing needs of small businesses, a very important partner is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Without the SBA, far fewer small businesses would... Read more »
Utah’s laws should be used to create a business climate that keeps consumers safe while also encouraging healthy economic competition. State legislators have done a good job to date by... Read more »
Let’s focus on how soft power actually incorporates ethical standards of behavior and important societal norms that resonate with others in the world. Read more »
The 38th Parallel dividing North and South Korea is less tense thanks to a sensible new agreement between North and South Korea. Read more »
Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb discuss immigration policy, a forthcoming public lands proposal from state representatives and what could happen if Joe Biden decides to run for the Democratic... Read more »
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